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PORTLAND, Maine - A 3-year-old boy set a fire in the living room of his Maine mobile home this week, a blaze that would engulf the structure and kill himself, his mother and his twin siblings, police said Friday.
November 22, 2014 - 22:57 GMT
The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St.
November 22, 2014 - 21:44 GMT
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project.
November 22, 2014 - 21:43 GMT
CLEVELAND - A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.
November 22, 2014 - 21:11 GMT
TOULOUSE France Reuters - Protesters clashed with police in southern France on Saturday over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade, in the latest of a series of demonstrations which have embarrassed the Socialist government.
November 22, 2014 - 20:41 GMT
November 22, 2014 - 20:12 GMT
Residents of a St.
November 22, 2014 - 19:49 GMT
SEATTLE Reuters - A South Dakota man shot and killed three people and critically wounded a fourth person before taking his own life at a residence on a Native American reservation, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
November 22, 2014 - 18:12 GMT
When five police cruisers entered a mini-mall parking lot earlier this week in Rialto, Calif., it might have signaled trouble.
November 22, 2014 - 12:37 GMT
TABERNACLE, N.J. - A New Jersey mother shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself, state police said Friday.
November 22, 2014 - 12:18 GMT
Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.
November 22, 2014 - 11:29 GMT
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained former prime minister Jose Socrates as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.
November 22, 2014 - 09:21 GMT
LISBON Reuters - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.
November 22, 2014 - 09:21 GMT
NAIROBI Reuters - Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.
November 22, 2014 - 08:59 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya - Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.
November 22, 2014 - 07:03 GMT
Riot police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August.
November 22, 2014 - 05:15 GMT
NEW YORK - The distraught family of an unarmed New York City man who was killed by a rookie police officer in the darkened stairwell of a public housing building was scheduled to appear with the Rev.
November 22, 2014 - 05:14 GMT
Federal authorities in Missouri charged two men with lying on forms to purchase guns ahead of the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown.Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Baldwin only faced those charges as of late Friday, but sources told ABC News that authorities were looking into whether they tried to acquire ready-made explosives and other weapons ahead of the decision, which is expected soon.The two men are believed to be associated with radical groups and the charges that were filed were intended to take them out of the rotation, said one source.
November 22, 2014 - 04:47 GMT
Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.
November 22, 2014 - 01:28 GMT
Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August.
November 21, 2014 - 23:52 GMT
A day after a shooting in New Jersey that left two children dead and their mother and brother in critical condition, police said on Friday it appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt gone awry.
November 21, 2014 - 23:39 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO - A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.
November 21, 2014 - 23:28 GMT
The lawyer for a woman who says her rape was dismissed by New Orleans police as consensual sex wants the case to be among the hundreds of mishandled sex crime and child abuse cases reopened by the department, she told a press conference on Friday.
November 21, 2014 - 23:06 GMT
Reuters - A San Francisco window washer fell 11 stories from a high-rise building on Friday, landing atop a moving car on the street below, and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
November 21, 2014 - 22:55 GMT
November 21, 2014 - 22:35 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The FBI has filed charges against two men in Puerto Rico arrested after allegedly posing as police officers while shooting a man after breaking into his home where he ran a lottery business.
November 21, 2014 - 22:23 GMT
While a Missouri grand jury secretly decides whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, the nation-s top law enforcement official today called on concerned Americans to appreciate the gravity " of the matter and express themselves peacefully.History has ...
November 21, 2014 - 21:28 GMT
ST. LOU.S - A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.
November 21, 2014 - 20:46 GMT
A former Oregon beauty pageant winner is facing drug charges after she was arrested in a drug bust at a Salem hotel where police found cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and records of drug sales, authorities said on Friday.
November 21, 2014 - 20:12 GMT
A former McDonald's worker accused and later cleared of putting glass shards in a police officer's hamburger will be paid a $437,000 settlement by the city of New York, authorities said on Friday.
November 21, 2014 - 20:11 GMT